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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:22 PM
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Just something sweet for you to ponder ...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2443562/Dying-ei...

"An eight-year-old boy who had set his heart on 'marrying' his school sweetheart achieved his final wish the day before he died of leukaemia."


This is a heartwarming story, and you may want to grab your tissues.

There are so many young souls who come to this world and touch others. I think this little boy came to teach a lesson about love. That it knows no boundaries. That love can make a life complete, even a young life.

and if you will forgive me for sounding like my Berkeley roots... we all need to love each-other more, then the world may just get to be a better place.

yea, that's my thought for today ;)

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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:25 PM
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1. Sweet
may he rest in peace
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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:35 PM
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2. My ex-wife used to counsel kids (and their parents) with leukemia
They all die eventually. Some of them seemed to hang onto life until their parents could "accept" their dying. My ex was a big fan and acquintance of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross (author of "On Death and Dying"). I once built a portable pyramid that the kids could sleep in, and, more than once, they went into remission after a few days. They all eventually died however.
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FirstLight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 03:40 PM
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3. so sad... that we can't cure these diseases
I have read one of her books as well, and it is surely an issue that we in the west don't deal with openly. I am just glad to see that this kid got to complete his wishes before passing, these are good parents.

so sad we live in a world that can spend so much money on war and pain, but can't cure cancer.
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elizfeelinggreat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:01 PM
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4. well said
"so sad we live in a world that can spend so much money on war and pain, but can't cure cancer."

Yes, it is so very sad.
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